Wake Forest University has long challenged students to develop multi-dimensionally. A vision of opportunities is nurtured by our motto, Pro Humanitate (For Humanity), and students are encouraged and expected to contribute as leaders to the fabric of the greater community.
A strong history of such high expectations empowers students to continue to explore new possibilities. Wake Forest University consistently ranks in the top of the ACC and NCAA in its high graduation rate, as well as in the number of student-athletes represented on the Dean's List and receiving the title of Academic All-American. Such success is not driven by the hope of an award, however it is sometimes acknowledged by one.
The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest international fellowships, established in 1902. Each year, students from all over the world are selected with 32 students from the United States for a prestigious fellowship. The selection committee seeks excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.
Theodore Roosevelt Award|
The "Teddy" award is the highest honor the NCAA may confer on an individual. In recognition of President Roosevelt's concern for the conduct of intercollegiate athletics, the annual award acknowledges a distinguished student-athlete who upon earning a varsity letter and graduating, has demonstrated the ideals and purposes to which collegiate athletics programs and amateur sports competition are dedicated.
NCAA Woman of the Year|
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors a senior student-athlete who distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.
CoSIDA Academic All-Americans|
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selects Academic All-America teams in 12 programs: football, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's track & field/cross country, women's track & field/cross country, men's at-large and women's at-large. Academic All-Americans are starters or important reserves with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. Student-athletes are eligible once he/she reaches sophomore academic and athletic standing at his/her institution.
NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship|
The NCAA established the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program as a means of recognizing the contributions of the former executive director. An individual named a Byers Scholar is recognized as one who has combined the best elements of mind and body to achieve national distinction for his or her achievements, and promises to be a future leader in his or her chosen field of career service.
|NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship|
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship is awarded by the NCAA to student-athletes who are interested in pursuing graduate study who demonstrate excellence in athletics, academics, community services and leadership. The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually.
All-ACC Academic Team|
To be eligible for consideration, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his or her career.
ACC Postgraduate Scholarship|
The ACC Postgraduate Scholarships are awarded by the ACC to those senior student-athletes interested in pursuing graduate study who also performed with distinction in both the classroom and in their respective sports while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
ACC Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards|
Since 1957, the ACC has presented an Award for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year to a male athlete at each of its member schools. An award for a female athlete was added beginning in 1980.
ACC Sportsmanship Award|
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) established the ACC Sportsmanship Award during the 2003-04 academic year. The Sportsmanship Award is sponsored for all sports and recognizes the team that conducts themselves with a high degree of character and good sportsmanship, coaches included. The teams are judged by their peers. There is one winner per sport.
Edwin G. Wilson Student-Athlete of the Year Award|
Edwin G. Wilson Student-Athletes of the Year are selected by a vote of all Wake Forest head coaches and athletic department administrators.